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Old 03-28-2014, 02:10 PM
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Ok so my wife had direct tv installed about a month ago and it's not too bad. We had comcast and it was awesome but expensive! My question is do you guys do think that comcast is worth the price for cable and internet? The package that we currently have through direct tv is 114.95 per month, this includes the capability of 3 TVs and internet. I primarily watch anything car related, the history Chanel, weather, and cartoons for the kids. For movies we use netflix. The contract is for one year internet and one year for cable, what would you recommend for the most bang for my buck? I do like fast internet, but don't have to have it. I like the channels that were explained but wouldn't mind some more shows engineering related, history related, etc... Before direct tv we had comcast like I previously mentioned and it was roughly $229.00 per month, to start it was $99.00 to "get the tip in" then monthly a little more...more...more..before we knew it well.......... I also have an issue with customer service that Comcast provides, when I call for a quote I get achmad or muffle mouth,that can't take a dump without the supervisors ok. So can anyone share a good experience with a cable/internet provider? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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we have had direct tv for 3+yrs now and I love it , they are great as far as customer service and any help and they will do a lot to keep you as a customer, I call once a month to see what promos they have going on and they usually have something for free . they are nothing like Comcast , I had Comcast for 9 yrs and I think I spent 90% of the time on the phone with them about the internet every weekend it would be down and it was always the same excuse turn your modem off and back on and then still nothing so they would say we have to send a tech out . I hated Comcast and I love the picture on direct tv so clear and also they SPEAK ENGLISH. I have clear for my internet so it is clear .com it cost 39.00 per month for basic but I have unlimited for 49.00 per month + 7.00 for the box , I never have had any outages with them. with Comcast you have the promo for say 6 months then they slam you with full price for another 6 months and then tell you that you cant get the next promo for 6months so you have already paid for that promo ahead of time. stay with direct tv if you call them and tell them your bill is a little too high for your likeing they will give you something off , it may be 10.00 or more just talk to them they are very easy going.
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Comcast is way too expensive unfortunately all we can get here

Monopolies used to be regarded as bad by all - times they have indeed changed
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Cable cost more but is better. Try and negotiate a lower price.
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Cable is a much better solution then directtv or any of the phone offerings. As mentioned it can be expensive but we called down there and threatened to cancel and got almost $100 off a month for the next 12 months. Now my bill is $180 a month for the triple play with all of the channels, a phone I keep unplugged and 50mb internet that is amazingly fast.It's still a lot of money but at least I do have all of the channels and it will still work when it rains.
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you must have not had direct tv because the picture is way better than Comcast, and as far not working when it rains mine has worked in snow, rain, sleet and during hurricane sandy , the only thing that sucks is that I cant get the philllies games but if direct tv and dish network merge which their is talk of them doing they may pay into that package and I would be a happy camper
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We got Comcast for $149.00 per month...phone,HDTV and internet and yes very expensive. Here they are due for a contract revue next year and many folks are looking to allow other providers here to reduce costs. My in-law's have Direct TV and during heavy rain and snow poor reception. Myself I would never put an ugly dish on my house but if they have one that works well in attics I'll consider it. The last few years Comcast service has vastly improved although I don't like that they closed the local office. Now I have to travel 30 miles round trip to exchange a cable box or modem. Their Xfinity internet is awesome, very fast for my needs.
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I don't know if you know this or not but if the satellite goes out if you have movies or tv shows on your playlist they can still be watched without satellite. I got the genie free and I am still waiting a few more months to get the genie to go where I can download my playlist into this little box and plug it in my laptop so I can watch my shows on the boat.
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you must have not had direct tv because the picture is way better than Comcast, and as far not working when it rains mine has worked in snow, rain, sleet and during hurricane sandy , the only thing that sucks is that I cant get the philllies games but if direct tv and dish network merge which their is talk of them doing they may pay into that package and I would be a happy camper
I've had direct tv in the past... Why the hell would you even question that?

For me personally, I live right down the street from the node in my neighborhood so my picture is perfect on comcast. A properly managed cable system is more than capable of providing crystal clear pictures and internet at the rated speeds to the last drop out of the cascade. If it isn't perfect it usually just means a squirrel or rat has been chewing on the lines and needs a tech to come out and do some troubleshooting. The beauty of that is that there are local techs that can come out and work on it. They want the picture to be perfect as much as their customers do.
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you must work for Comcast, I don't have to worry about squirrels or any rodents.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:34 AM
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I don't work for anybody but myself seasick2, I called direct tv and wanted to add one receiver for an outside tv and they want $90 rental and $9 a month. So I did the math and we spend $1200.00 a year on direct tv, just wondering if switching back to Comcast would be beneficial? When you have comcast do they charge extra for receivers? Or do they charge for rental on there equipment? What do you guys like oft cable service is basically my question.
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I just dumped direct tv after 10 or so years ? Price kept climbing , I kept adding ? Suddenly realized nothing really on ? I used a ground mounted post , will not allow anything on any roofs I own . Tenants always trying to mount dishes on roofs , never ! Always kept a 13.99 mo Comcast , needed for local broadcast. Using Verizon for phone and web . So I figure as weather improves all I need is the basic 13.99 Comcast and some bottom paint !
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I don't know if you know this or not but if the satellite goes out if you have movies or tv shows on your playlist they can still be watched without satellite. I got the genie free and I am still waiting a few more months to get the genie to go where I can download my playlist into this little box and plug it in my laptop so I can watch my shows on the boat.
Why would you want to watch tv on your boat?
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I had direct tv on the boat last year , I may miss it this season ? Nice to watch the news while having breakfast .
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Once you go FIOS you wont go back. We have had it for almost 4 years now and it never glitches for even a second. It stayed on right through Sandy! Price is stable and reasonable. We have 2 phone lines, internet and 7 boxes with the HDDVR packages and hundreds of channels for 175 a month.
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Love my fios !
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Comcast or any cable/fiber provider will most likely have better internet. Direct TV has amazing TV service. However, some have issues when it rains.

Everyone lives in a different home in a different area. The service can change drastically so youvnees to find out what you work best. Personally, if you don't watch sports. Internet only and a roku/apple TV/ Google Chromecast is all you need
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